Last week, when J. and I were back in Ontario, we spent two hours one afternoon looking (in part) for gluten-free Worcestershire sauce. It seemed ridiculous, and yet familiar. Often, when we lived there, we would find ourselves setting out on hours-long missions to collect all the food and other items we needed or felt […]
Last week, when J. and I were back in Ontario, we spent two hours one afternoon looking (in part) for ...
We are about to embark on the 2500-kilometre drive back home, hauling our new (to us) three-person (or two people, ...
Today is the third day of rain since J. and I arrived in central Ontario. When we took Mowat for ...
Who are you? I’m a Franco-Ontarian, former catholic, former journalist from Blind River, Ontario. I learned Spanish in my 20s ...
We are about to embark on the 2500-kilometre drive back home, hauling our new (to us) three-person (or two people, and a dog) pop-up trailer and all the boxes pulled out of my mom and step-dad’s basement plus a few extras (my grandma’s strawberry cream-and-sugar set; my late aunt’s three-tiered cookie tray; the 1970′s yoghurt […]
Today is the third day of rain since J. and I arrived in central Ontario. When we took Mowat for a walk this morning, we could smell mould on the forest floor, and up the street, the house on the corner is covered in overgrown ivy. It’s like a rain-forest here, compared to the dry […]
Who are you? I’m a Franco-Ontarian, former catholic, former journalist from Blind River, Ontario. I learned Spanish in my 20s and used it to live in Mexico City and rural Honduras before coming to Vancouver to do a Creative Writing MFA. I planned to flee this city upon graduation because I’ve never felt at home […]
This: And this: And this: And that’s about all, for now…. Next week, hear from Marguerite Pigeon, the author of Inventory, Open Pit, and the forthcoming Some Extremely Boring Drives (as well as a high school friend of mine from Blind River) on the Firelight Interview Series.
Yesterday I had what I call a “paper bag day.” This is the experience of entering the world and interacting with other humans while feeling like you’d like to slip a paper bag over your head. Hide; withdraw; return to introversion. Over the years I’ve realized that I have these days more often when I’m […]
All week I’ve been one day behind. It wasn’t until early this morning, unable to sleep in our hot house, that I realized it was actually Thursday, not Wednesday. It’s been a bit of an exciting week – with the arrival in the mail of the latest issue of Prairie Fire that contains my winning […]
Last week, J. and I, along with his sister and mom, who were visiting from Ontario, climbed in the car and went up to Flin Flon. It was the final day of the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit, which I’ve wanted to see since hearing that it was coming to our area (go here to […]
Who are you? I’m Matt Lennox. I grew up in Orillia, Ontario, home of Stephen Leacock and Gordon Lightfoot. I’ve written a couple of books and a collection of short stories. I’ve served with the military in Afghanistan. I like boxing and sometimes I do carpentry work on the side. In September of this year […]
Back in April, I stopped myself from writing a blog post about Duke, the incredible, adorable Lab mix from Cross Lake we were fostering through The Paw Local Dog Rescue. That was mostly because I knew what I’d say: something along the lines of “please, please, please can I keep him?!” Although he obviously needed […]